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“BEHOLD THE MAN!”  THE LENTEN JOURNEY, 2019
Our spiritual journey toward Holy Week and Easter continues this Wednesday with Worship Services held at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., under the theme:  “A GOD BEATEN”.  These brief, devotional Services add rich depth and blessing!  Plan to join us!  Daily devotion booklets for your home/family use are available in the back of the Sanctuary.  Fellowship Meals are served by various Boards of our congregation, for a free will offering.  They are served each Wednesday of Lent from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.  This week, our host is the Board of Elders serving lasagna.  Our overall theme for our Lenten journey is “BEHOLD THE MAN!”  May the Lord richly bless us as we ponder anew His Passion—His suffering and death—for our salvation.

CONCERT TUESDAY NIGHT – 7:00 P.M. – SANCTUARY! 
The Symphonic Band of Martin Luther High School in Greendale, Wisconsin, is on Spring Tour.  Please come to the Sanctuary this Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m., and enjoy the sacred music!  The music will be a blessing.  In addition—it is a tremendous boost to the Band members if there’s a great crowd to listen and support them!  A free will offering will be received—
another way WE can be a blessing to them!

SUNDAY BIBLE CLASSES
Three different Bible Classes are offered for adults each Sunday morning.  In the Fellowship Center, Pastor Fraker leads the study of the Small Catechism of Martin Luther – 2017 Edition.  Pastor Rick Miller leads a study on the book of Revelation that meets in the “music” room—the room that is just off the large kitchen in the Fellowship Center.  The Parlor Class is taking the Red Letter Challenge—a study of the words of Jesus in the Bible—led by a number of laymen.  Classes begin at 10:00 a.m., and all adults are encouraged to attend Bible Class!  Grab a cup of coffee, breakfast taco, and/or donut (served out of the Large Kitchen in the Fellowship Center building,) and join us!  

Youth

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Please find information about Cross’ Sunday School: times, location and more at this link.

SUNDAY MORNING
Our youth thank you for supporting their ministry through the weekly Sunday morning purchase of tacos, etc.!  This is the MAJOR source of fundraising for District and National Youth Gatherings, as well as their Servant Event trips!
 

Upcoming

Of Interest….IN THE VINEYARD   


NEW MEMBER WELCOMED
On March 17, Darren Waldrep was received into the family of God here at Cross
Lutheran Church & School.

Check our newest members’ photos on this  link.  

SPECIAL VOTERS MEETING RESULTS – 71 voting members attended the meeting last Sunday.  By unanimous vote, Chelsea Adams was Called to be our Prekindergarten Teacher, and Sharon Whightsil was Called to be our 2nd Grade Teacher.  Please continue to pray for these teachers as they deliberate and decide God’s will for them.  In addition, the voters unanimously approved the establishment of the Office of Associate Pastor, recognized the Office of Senior Pastor, and declared Pastor Fraker Senior Pastor of Cross.  The Board of Elders has begun the process of formation of a Call Committee.  Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow!  If you have questions or comments, please see Pastor Fraker, or your Elder.  

NOMINATION FORMS FOR ASSOCIATE PASTOR – If you would like to nominate a pastor to serve as Associate Pastor at Cross, you will find blue nomination forms in the back of the Sanctuary now through the end of the month.  Please turn in your nomination form by Sunday, March 31.  Thank you!

ALCOHOL-FREE COMMUNION WINE/GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS For those who desire to receive wine that has been dealcoholized, there are white wine cups in the center of each tray; there are white wine cups in the center of each tray.  In addition, gluten-free wafers are available on the paten (plate) held by Pastor Fraker.

GROWING IN PRAYER – MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE CLASS (M.B.B.C.) ATTENTION, men of Cross!  We have begun a Bible study on PRAYER!  This study will help us to grow as men of prayer, encouraged and empowered by the Word of God. You are invited to join us for Bible study/fellowship from 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. at the I-HOP here in town—on the frontage road of I-35. See you then! 

ONLINE DISASTER-RELIEF SUPPORT – If you wish to support ongoing disaster relief through the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, please go to:  lcms.org/givenow/disaster

FREE TO BE FAITHFUL
Are
 pro-life issues the civil rights battle of our age? Lutherans proclaim that life is a God-given gift. 
How can Lutherans best make the case for life and advocate for the inherent dignity and value of all people, from the smallest unborn baby to those facing the end of life?

How do we approach those who are filled with guilt, shame and hate, who speak against the most vulnerable in our midst?

Listen to a recent Worldwide KFUO Free to be Faithful® program as moderator Kip Allen and his guest, the Rev. Robert Zagore, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, discuss how we can love our neighbors — all of them — amid a culture of hopelessness and death.

Listen to this program here.

President Harrison addresses
recent abortion expansion actions

President Harrison addresses recent abortion expansion actions
The following statement from President Harrison is intended not only to address the current situation in our country, but also to provide a continued confession of the LCMS’ position opposing abortion. Use this link to read 

https://blogs.lcms.org/2019/lcms-presidents-statement-regarding-gubernatorial-actions-expanding-abortion-in-new-york-and-illinois/




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